Cool to cold, clear, really really hope for no rain. We are supposed to continue clear for a couple of days.
Wednesday was light jacket and long pants, but nice and sunny and clear. I hit a couple of errands, mainly checking in with my gun store buddy (he’s frazzled) and doing some pulling and organizing in one storage unit. That was in preparation to taking another load to auction today, and maybe another to the other auction tomorrow.
I really want to sell as much as possible before the shooting starts.
And I don’t see any way around the shooting starting. I could outline why but I think you all know what I’d say by now. Anyone who sees a path that doesn’t rely on the right either being all mouth and no ass, or being VERY restrained (and what’s the chance of that with covid cabin fever raging) feel free to lay it out below. The left is demonstrating daily that they can’t wait to fire up the midnight raids and start running camps. Not right away of course, but it will get there. Look what they’re doing to Trump and people who have political power and money. When they’re talking casually about taking kids away from their parents so that they can be re-educated, and it’s not Ted Kazinski in a cabin in the woods but respected people in management of everyday institutions like PBS, I think that’s indicative of worldview and mindset. It’s pretty much opposite of mine, and I’m not going to meet them halfway on that. The masks are coming off and the ugliness is astonishing.
Once the shooting starts, I expect supply chains to literally blow up. The great TP shortage of 2020 is going to look like shopping at Walmart by comparison. I didn’t expect things to get started so quickly and I have revised my expectations accordingly. While there will be ebbs and flows in the pace of incidents, I expect some soon, and MUCH worse than I originally thought. I’m not thinking about the Monkey Wrench Gang so much as angry mobs tearing stuff up and burning stuff down. 100 John Lee Malvos, not one. 100 Timothy McVeighs not one. As icing on the cake, normal crime is spiking and will continue and increase while the authorities are otherwise occupied. You may never see an insurgent,but I bet you’ll see home invasions, robberies, rapes, assaults, car jackings, etc increase dramatically.
Maybe it won’t happen that way. I don’t want it to. Maybe it will be worse. Maybe it will take longer. I don’t see the emotions going away and it doesn’t take much to disrupt our world. And CV-19 is still killing people. How many of those 20K guardsmen will be infected, and bring it back to their communities when they de-mob? Wonder if they’ll call it a super spreader event and blame Trump? Nah, couldn’t happen.
Keep stacking. It isn’t gonna be ‘back to normal’ anytime soon, if ever.